Colin Kaepernick’s anti-American anthem protest is still damaging the NFL.
The league has not recovered since its foray into progressive politics.
Now liberals who backed Kaepernick’s anti-police protest are furious at Tim Tebow.
Tim Tebow is set to make his NFL return as a backup tight end for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The move raised eyebrows because Tebow has been out of the league for years after his career as a quarterback was short-lived.
But Tebow’s former college coach Urban Meyer, who’s now the head coach of the Jaguars, was receptive to the idea of Tebow playing tight end, a position where the organization has a glaring need.
Tebow would also be playing in his hometown, which would bring fans to the stadium; Tebow was able to draw big crowds during his minor league baseball career.
However, Tebow’s imminent signing with the Jaguars rankled liberals who are angry that Tebow got a second chance before Colin Kaepernick.
::laughs in Colin Kaepernick:: https://t.co/KiAopAAWDz
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) May 10, 2021
The politicization of sports and the NFL’s embrace of Black Lives Matter have become persistent talking points for the Left.
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker even has his matchup with the Jaguars circled on the calendar in response to Tebow’s signing.
Some players are questioning Tebow’s return to the NFL 😳 @brgridiron pic.twitter.com/WY8ChVRTOC
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 11, 2021
But the criticisms from liberals are missing some key details.
First, Tebow is trying out at a different position.
He washed out of the league as a quarterback because teams didn’t believe he could play the position at a high level.
Kaepernick’s play fell off dramatically after the 2014 season.
He was benched in 2015 after losing his confidence, and returned in 2016 to lead the San Francisco 49ers to a 1-11 record in the games he started.
Kaepernick also got a handful of opportunities, and he blew them up.
He insulted Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll after he brought Kaepernick in for a workout.
He insulted Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti and Hall of Fame Raven Ray Lewis, who had been advocating for the team to sign Kaepernick.
He blew off a workout coordinated by former Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson, and moved the workout to a different location so he could do a photo op for the press.
Kaepernick has confirmed teams’ suspicions that he would be a pain in the neck to work with.
He’s more interested in being a political martyr and signing lucrative endorsement and movie deals instead of being a backup quarterback in the NFL.
His communnist politics don’t help, but his attitude is the bigger problem.